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Set against a haunting Martian landscape, The Song My Enemies Sing is a surreal, disquieting science fiction vision of murder, revolution, manipulation and mystery. Ray Spector’s search for meaning leads him to a teenage Black Panther named Eli Jones, the missionary Philipé Olmos, sometime television star Richard Parish, and Ingrid Auer, who dreams of becoming a terrorist. ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 2018 by Anti-Oedipus Press
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Donald Armfield
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, science-fiction
James Reich is a breath of fresh science fiction. The Song My Enemies Sing is a surreal mashup of lyrical and deep prose. Episodes of time and space, apocalyptic and fading memories.
At times at felt lost in his worlds and continued to dig for answers all the way to the last page. A fascinating read!
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To characterize James Reich's "The Song My Enemies Sing" as "science-fiction" seems both true and untrue. True because it takes place on Mars, refers directly to Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles", is set in the future and has many technical gizmos. Untrue because, as in Reich's former novel Soft Invasions" and "noir", the work is actually a complete subversion of genre, destroying it from the inside. The traditional morals or ethics (and their criticism) are gone. erased, as all "grand space narra ...more
David Agranoff
n the fifties through the swinging seventies science fiction was going through some massive upheaval. While the early golden age was known for pew-pew lazer gun battles and space opera the new wave rejected that. While the mainstream think of Flash Gordan and your Star Treks and Wars the speculative fiction wolrd was producing novels that challenged social conventions, traditions and even perceptions. One reason I was excited about reading Reich's novel is I knew he like myself had studied and r ...more
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James Reich is the author of the novels THE SONG MY ENEMIES SING (October 2018), SOFT INVASIONS (December 2017), MISTAH KURTZ! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness (March 2016), BOMBSHELL (July 2013) and I, JUDAS (October 2011) published by Anti-Oedipus Press and Soft Skull Press. His account of the New Wave of British science fiction appears in Bloomsbury Publishing’s Decades series: The 1960s. James i ...more

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